In a lengthy article published elsewhere on this website (read here), the outcomes of a Court of Appeal Criminal Division hearing held in July, 2021 are explored in detail. The judgment, dealing with the safety of convictions and the sentencing of a notorious criminal, known as Meggy or King Meggy, and two others, was handedContinue reading “Sentences reduced in notorious ‘hit and run’ killing”
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Criticism of top judge in ‘King Meggy’ trial fails to convince Court of Appeal that convictions are unsafe.
Few, if any, regular court users would argue with the proposition that His Honour Jonathan Durham Hall QC was one of the most popular, well-respected and, indeed, revered judges to sit on the North East circuit in the last 30 years. ‘JDH’ as he was widely known within the court precincts at Bradford Law CourtsContinue reading “Criticism of top judge in ‘King Meggy’ trial fails to convince Court of Appeal that convictions are unsafe.”
Watt a carry on
This is the second of two linked articles featuring the innocence claim of Ralph Christie, a Crete-based property developer who was convicted of five fraud offences at Bradford Crown Court in 2015. It focuses on the role of former business associate turned prosecution witness, Susan Watt. The first of the two articles, which sets outContinue reading “Watt a carry on”
Licence to kill?
On 5th March, 2015 at Bradford Crown Court, Ralph Christie was sentenced to 7 years in prison at the end of a trial lasting almost 8 weeks. He had been found guilty on 5 counts of fraud by false representation relating to property business dealing on the Greek island of Crete (read more here). HeContinue reading “Licence to kill?”
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